La Rose Anglaise, Sleeps 8, Self Catering - NM003959

Montviron (9km from Avranches), Manche, Normandy Reference: NM003959 Advertiser since: 21 January 2015
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Rose Anglaise Self Catering Thursday 3 8 2

About this property

Family home in tranquil hamlet. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

La Rose Anglaise is a self catering holiday home, available for short to medium term stays (1 week minimum). The house sleeps up to 8 people (facilities available for infants) and has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, a kitchen, a garage and a large garden. There is parking for up to three cars. It is ideal for family holidays with cycling, walking, golf, cooking and dining, days at the beach and exploring Normandy and Brittany.
La Rose Anglaise is located in the peaceful village of Montviron, in between Granville and Avranches in the Normandy countryside. It is perfectly located for day trips to some of France's most desirable and famous destinations, such as Le Mont Saint-Michel, Saint Malo, Bayeux, and the Normandy War Cemeteries.



Kitchen and dining

There is a fully equipped kitchen (oven, microwave, slow cooker, fridge and freezer, kettle, coffee-maker) and everything you need to cook and savour the local food, plus an extending breakfast table and high chair. French doors look out onto the garden.

Living rooms

The salon is equipped with a television, a dvd player, Sky tv (English channels), a comfortable three-piece-suite and an extending dining table that seats 8 people. All views downstairs are of the extensive garden (lawn and trees).
The upstairs salon comprises a large reading room/relaxing room with seating for 6 people. If your party is bigger than 8 persons, this area can be used for 2 camp beds as a sleeping area which can be blacked out.


The downstairs bedroom is the largest of the three and has 3 single beds, in-built storage and shelving and views into the back garden.
Upstairs, there are 2 further bedrooms which lead off from the upstairs salon. The larger bedroom has a double bed, dressing table and wardrobe. The smaller bedroom has a small double bed (4ft) and a single bed with storage drawers and hanging space. All views upstairs are of the garden and local countryside. All three bedrooms can be 'blacked out' at night as the windows all have blinds.


The downstairs bathroom is bright and has a big shower stall and separate WC.
The downstairs bedroom is the largest of the three and has 3 single beds, in-built storage and shelving and views into the back garden.


The house has five electric radiators plus heated towel rail and an electric fire in the living room.


Tv (UK free to air channels only), dvd, cd players, radios.

Garden and outside

The large garden that surrounds the property is well-maintained and good for children who like lots of space to run around in. There are plenty of garden chairs, garden toys and even a goal post for those of you who enjoy a kick-about!

Parking and garages

Parking on the driveway for two/three cars.

Visitor suitability

Families and couples alike.

Information about any additional facilities

High chair, baby bath, Bumbo baby seat, travel cot and change mat provided.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Child facilities




About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Louise Valota

I've been holidaying in France for almost 30 years now so it would be fair to say I'm a Francophile. My degree was in French too. My parents bought La Rose Anglaise almost 12 years ago and I go there with my young family about four times a year.

Year property purchased 2005
Why this location? Easily accessed from Caen, Cherbourg and St Malo.
Unique benefits of property Large garden, large rooms, lovely views.

The Owner Recommends

Avranches and the Scriptorial

Avranches is a lovely old city,with a fine cathedral and commanding views over the bay of Mont St Michel and Le Mont itself. It was Patton's headquarters after D Day,and has many reminders of that period.There is a fine scriptorium with many historical documents. Since 1791 Avranches has been the custodian of books from the religious communities around Avranches: almost 4,000 volumes, provenance of the Abbey of Mont Saint Michel, many of which are incunabula! Today, these manuscripts are exhibited in the Scriptorial of Avranches, and their history is revealed.


Granville Granville is a lively fishing and commercial port,with a busy marina,and many seafood restaurants fronting the harbour -and the shopping is very good as well! It also has a casino,and is the birthplace of Christian Dior,whose former home,set on the cliffs above the town,is now a museum and gardens,open to the public.Known as the 'Monaco of the north',the town has an old part - the 'haute ville'- with museums and art galleries,and views over the beaches below. Market day is Saturday.

Jersey and Chausey

Taking the hydrofoil from Granville to Jersey makes an interesting day out,and you can spend any spare sterling and practise your English in M&S! The islands of Chausey are a short boat trip from Granville. Only the main island is inhabited - by local fishermen - and it has some lovely beaches.It is a nature reserve and only cycling is allowed. There are 62 islands at high tide and 365 at low tide!

Le Mont Saint Michel

Panoramic views and legend: standing on the cliff tops at Champeaux and Carolles, turn your eyes out to sea, you will enjoy a magnificent view over the bay! Now look downwards: a stream called 'Le Lude' (its real name is in fact 'le Crapot') has carved its way through the valley at the foot of the cliffs measuring from 60 to 90 metres high. The site has been protected since 1973. Legend has it that the valley was "cut open by Archangel Saint Michel's sword during his fight against Satan, the latter having taken refuge on the Rock of Sard (also known as 'Devil's chair').

The Tidal Bore

In the bay of Mont Saint Michel the tidal range can exceed 14 meters; when the tide comes in the sea floods the bay over a width of 25 kilometres and at a speed of often more than a meter a second. Born of this speed, a flood wave – the bore – approximately 50 centimetres high, is formed. Don't miss this spectacle which attracts both spectators and kayakers!

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